IMDB: Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line’s flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be inhabited by head hunters, pilots Bill and Joe race against time to fix the engines and attempt a take off. The situation brings out the best and worst in the stranded dozen as they create a makeshift runway and prepare to escape before the natives attack. But damage to the plane and low fuel reserves means that only 5 people can be carried to safety. Do both Bill and Joe make the flight out? And what about the rest: Peggy, a woman with a slightly tarnished past; Pete, a racketeer who is escorting his boss’s young son Tommy; Alice and Judson, eloping lovers who seem to have less in common as their plight changes one of them in the other’s eyes; Crimp, who is bringing criminal Vasquez to justice; Prof. and Mrs. Spengler, an elderly couple whom become closer due to their predicament; and finally, is flight attendant Larry among the five? And who decides who lives and dies?
The Farrelly Brothers aren’t exactly on a roll recently, do you think Dear Satan could be the project that turns it all around for them? We’ll see! Because it might be their next project. I know for a fact that no one has ever thought of this kind of switch-up before! Not you when you were 13! Not anyone!
Per Variety, “Fox is looking to Satan for the holidays, acquiring Dan Ewen’s spec script ‘Dear Satan’ for the Farrelly Brothers and Conundrum Entertainment.”
The film, “follows a 7-year-old girl who accidentally misspells ‘Santa’ and instead invites Satan to bring her a toy for Christmas. The inspiration for the script came from the writer’s babysitting experience when a child in his care switched a couple of letters in Santa’s name on his yearly note to the North Pole.”
This is how fortunes are made, I guess. I’m actually surprised there have been less Santa/Satan switch-up movies. More power to them.